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Landscape Irrigation BMPs Open for Public Comment

The IA & ASIC have released updated landscape irrigation BMPs, which are open for public comment through Dec. 10.

The Irrigation Association, together with the American Society of Irrigation Consultants have released a new version of landscape irrigation Best Management Practices.

For more than a year the IA and ASIC have been collaborating on this project, which reflects sound engineering practices as well as emerging technologies and techniques for efficient water use.

The revised document includes:

  • A broader discussion on all potential irrigation water resources
  • More emphasis on the importance and role of the water manager
  • Three BMPs that address the design, installation and management of irrigation systems
  • Practice guidelines for effective implementation and adaption to local conditions
"We've included more discussion about considering all potential water resources that could be used for irrigation as an alternative to using potable water sources," said IA Industry Development Director Brent Mecham, CAIS, CGIA, CIC, CID, CLIA, CLWM. "We've also put greater emphasis on the importance of a water manager to ensure that systems are well maintained and that water resources are being used efficiently."

The document is open for public comment through Dec. 10 and can be accessed here. For more information, contact Brent Mecham at

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